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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
the capitals of tunisia, sudan and mauritania. >> the tax over in libya was first blamed on the anti-muslim movie but now u.s. intelligence thinks it may have been a planned tax. melanie alwin has the latest live in the newsroom. -- alnwick has the latest live in the newsroom. >> reporter: security has been increased around the world at all u.s. embassies. last night, president obama spoke with those in libya and egypt urging them to keep the diplomats safe. in libya, u.s. intelligence officials do believe the attack in benghazi may have been preplanned. an al-qaeda video released monday called for revenge for the killing of al-qaeda's number two earlier this year. he was from libya and some believe the video may have been the trigger giving the go ahead for the attacks. ambassador chris stevens, who you just saw there and sean smith and three other americans were killed. three others wounded also when the consulate was fire bombed. president obama strongly condemned the attack. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united st
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
. numerous reports that the u.s. ambassador to libya has been killed. we are going to have the very latest on that this morning. >> here at home, shot and killed while simply walking to school and this morning, police continue their search for answers. more on the investigation into the death of and 18-year-old prince george's county high school student. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> straight up 6:00. live look at the u.s. capitol dome. we'll talk about what is happening in the weather department as well as traffic. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> women a sarah simmons. we are following breaking news this morning from the middle east. the american ambassador to libya was killed in a rocket attack early this morning. >> now, reports are still coming in and details are still coming out as well but it appears the ambassador and three other workers at the u.s. consulate have died. doug luzader is live on capitol hill with more on this morning's event. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we are still waiting for confirmation on this. this is being reported just by reu
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
pentagon has approved the movement of 50 u.s. marines which will be sent to libya as we speak to polster defenses in political consumption. official areti still investigatg who was behind the attack, which coincided with the 11th 11th anniversary of 9/11.9/ at first, it appeared to be an out of control demonstration by muslim protestors, over set over a movie -- upset over a move think they say mocks muhammed. but it might have been a cover. officials indicate islamic extremists used the crisis at the u.s. consulate to unleer a premeditated assault against the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a
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Sep 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
americans traveling and living abroad, especially in libya, tunisia, and sudan, if their jobs are not essential, to get out now. meanwhile, the white house is speaking out about tuesday's attack on the u.s. consulates in libya, claiming there was no actionable intelligence suggesting the attack was planned. members of congress briefed on the incident are not convinced. fox's molly heninberg has the latest. >> reporter: there was an ied attack, an improvised explosive device attack on that consulate in benghazi, libya in june and the red cross in benghazi came under fire in august. the white house insists that the 9/11 attack on the consulate in benghazi came in response to a privately made video posted online in june that the muslims found offensive. here is what the president said about it in the weekly internet address. >> will is no relationen that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. there is no excuse for the consulates being attacked. and so long as i'm commander in chief the united states will not tolerate attacks on americans. >> chris stevens and the other th
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
mohammed. >> today, the muslim brotherhood is calling for a million man march in cairo. in libya, authorities detain i had four members of a radical militia and are interrogating them about the killing of the american ambassador. fox 5's sherry ly is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> more anti-american protests are expected today as the violence continues to spread throughout the middle east. the u.s. has stepped up security at embassies around the world concerned there could be more attacks. two former navy seals are among those killed in libya on tuesday at the embassy. glen doherty was part of the security team at the embassy along with tyrone woods. both died in that attack in benefit ghazi on tuesday. in libya, the violence shows no sign of letting up. protesters burned american flags. across the middle east, anger is growing over a movie that ridiculed islam. it has already turned deadly after protesters stormed the u.s. embassy killing chris stevens. libya's new prime minister is is vowing to crack down. >> we are going to work very vigorously in building our police
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is word out of libya tonight that four men are in custody and being questioned about the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi. also today hillary clinton attempted to distance the u.s.r u.s. government from a film that sparked the protest, calling the film disgusting and reprehensible. paul wagner is live in the newsroom with the story. >> reporter: reuters is quoting that the deputy interior minister is saying the four men are suspected of instigating the event. secretary clinton made her comments as violent protests continued in cairo and spread to yemen where demonstrators stormed a wall, broke windows and set fire to a building. >> hundreds of protestors converged in yemen, throwing rocks at the compound. demonstrators already pushed back by yemen forces. at state department secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the movie that mocks the prophet mohammed and the violence that followed. >> it appears to have a deeply cynical purpose to den grate a great religion and to provoke rage. >> reporter: at a campaign event today, president obama said the militants invo
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Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
libya and three other americans were murdered by a mob in benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks. all u.s. personnel has been evacuated from benghazi. tom fitzgerald has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: at first it appeared to be an out of control demonstration by muslim protesters in libya upset over a movie they claim mocks muhammad. but the demonstration may have been a cover. its been indicated islamic extremists used the crisis town leash a premeditated assault on the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: speaking in the rose garden president barack obama condemned the attacks and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we jean all efforts to denigrate -- we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state departmento mourn with employees while his secretary of state said the libyan government wa
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Sep 13, 2012 4:25am EDT
cairo where things appear to be relatively calm. you can see people milling about there. in libya, 50 elite marines are arriving in tripoli as the fbi investigates the killing of ambassador stevens. >>> members of the cuban government say they are ready to negotiate a solution in the case of alan gross, a maryland man imprisoned in their country. the american contractor was arrested in 2009. cuban officials say he was part of a multimillion-dollar u.s. plan to undermine the government by supplying people with internet access. gross is currently serving a 15- year sentence. >>> a disturbing discovery at a day care facility in northern virginia. police say 29-year-old anila qayyum has a permit take care of five children at a home in wood brim but child protective services found 21 inside. some of the kids were in closets and bathrooms strapped to car seats. qayyum and her sister are now facing seven counts each of reckless child endangerment. >>> we finally know what the iphone 5 looks like and when it is expected to hit the storeselves. >> the company unveiled the phone yesterday. robe
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Sep 14, 2012 4:25am EDT
around the muslim world today and libya has made arrests in the attacks that killed american ambassador. the identities of the other americans killed are also released. let's take a live look right now. the protests against that low- budget film that mocks islam have been spreading all week. a live look at cairo this morning. ntinued overnight. more are expects from morocco to indonesia. >>> on the campaign trail, president obama is at a private fundraiser in the district tonight and mitt romney is in ohio. >> romney was in fairfax yesterday. as tom fitzgerald reports, he had to cannes i'll moment of silence for the americans killed in libya. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters at a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faceed a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he was going to start the rally with a moment of silence for u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in libya but did not a
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to the deadly attack in libya. nbc's danielle lee as senators tried to get answers on capitol hill. >> reporter: sitting before the senate homeland security committee, three of the top u.s. security officials called this scene last week that deadly assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where four americans died evidence the u.s. continues to be vulnerable to terrorist attacks. >> they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack. >> reporter: much else remains unanswered or under dispute. was al qaeda involved? >> we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al qaeda. >> reporter: was the attack planned like the libyan government insists or spontaneous like intelligence officials believe? >> i just don't think that people come to protests equipped with rpgs and other heavy weapons. >> we are conducting interviews, gathering evidence, and trying to sort out the facts. >> reporter: as investigators sort out the facts the families of those men killed are laying their loved ones to rest. today a funeral procession in m
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
watching news4 at # clock. >>> u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens thought he was on an al qaeda hit list before his death, according to a cnn report out today. stevens reportedly worried about a rise in islamic extremism in libya. stevens and three other americans died in an attack on the u.s. embassy there last week. protesters were angry over a movie mocking the prophet muhammad. u.s. officials are investigating whether the attack was planned in advance. deputy secretary of state william burns is attending a memorial service for stevens tonight. that's happening in tripoli. >>> meantime, france is closing embassies and schools in 20 countries. french leaders are afraid of violent protests over cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad. the magazine's publisher says it's all about free speech. but as nbc's michelle kosinski reports the cartoons angered some already fired up over an anti-islam movie. >> reporter: today there was a protest outside the french embassy in tehran. and here in paris. no incidents, although yesterday someone threw a grenade into a kosher grocery in a suburb, c
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Sep 12, 2012 4:25am EDT
the american flag. they burned it and replaced with a black islamic flag. >>> in libya, one american staffer was killed when armed protesters set fire in the city of bengazi. >>> according to police, two men broke into the victim's home, stabbed him and stole his 1990s model white buick regal. she say the they men involved knew each other and there is no theft to the public. >> remembering 9-11. this is a live look at new york where the tribute of lights is still illuminating the skies over manhattan this morning. it will shine until dawn. this is one of several ways americans paid tribute on the eleventh anniversary of the neefn attacks. >> fox's rick leventhal has a l -- anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. >> reporter: for the 11th time, somber ceremonies honored the lives lost. >> although he threw himself from the building, i know that god was waiting for him below and caught him in his rarms. >> reporter: in new york, family members read the names of the nearly 3,000 victims. >> and our son, glen davis kerwin. >> reporter: a bell tolled six times marking the moments hijack asked pl
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Sep 28, 2012 4:25am EDT
about ancient egyptians. >>> attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya involved a small number of militants from north africa. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, were killed in that attack. >>> now we're hearing from the family of d.c. woman whose body was found 11 years after she disappeared. a truck driver spotted her remains in a wooded area off of i-95. the 33-year-old was a mother of three girls. her family reported her missing in july of 2006 after she was last seen in d.c. they say they are devastated. >> my heart aches. i feel like a piece of my life is gone. and it can never be replaced. >> police say they suspect foul play in this death, but they have not said how this woman died. >>> demonstrators are demanding fannie mae put an end to eviction and foreclosures. police arrested several protesters who blocked traffic on wisconsin avenue in front of fannie mae's headquarters yesterday. executives from the company later met with demonstrators. they say they're focused on helping homeowners who are struggling to hold on to their homes. >>> and this is w
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the americans killed in the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last week will be laid to rest today. glen doherty was a former navy s.e.a.l. who was working in private security when he died last week. the u.s. ambassador to libya and two other americans were also killed. in the meantime, the white house now says it appears that attack was not premeditated. libya's president insists foreign militants plotted the attack for months. the obama administration says there's no evidence yet to support that claim, but it is still investigating the incident. >>> 6:16. officials trying to determine what caused a natural gas pipeline to catch fire, killing 26 people and injuring dozens along the south texas border. the fire happened yesterday afternoon at a mexican owned oil company in the city of reynosa across the border from mcallen, texas. it forced them to evacuate nearby ranches and homes and took crews an hour and a half to put out the fire. >>> also not far from the u.s. border, new information about the massive mexican prison break. police detained the prison director and two oth
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Sep 12, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. ambassador to libya and three other americans killed in an attack on the u.s. consequence lawsuit in benghazi. good evening. i'm -- consulate in benghazi. good evening. i'm brian bolter. >> i'm shawn yancey. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed in that attack. the big question? was it planned in time for the 9/11 anniversary. two warships are moving to the libyan coast. >> fox 5's bob barnard begins our coverage tonight. >> chris stevens is the first u.s. ambassador to be killed on the job in more than 30 years and more than likely not coincidently on the anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks. two other americans killed in libya last night still have not been identified. the deadly attack in northern africa is being condemned in the libyan capital and here in washington. they came together on the street in front of the white house, its flag at half staff, dozens of muslim americans, many of libyan heritage, upset over the killing of the u.s. ambassador and three other americans in libya tuesday night. >> it's just a big loss to us, more than to ameri
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
issues, including libya and the deaths of our ambassadors and three others there that was not terrorism but officials say was planned. today as he speaks to the united nations general assembly, the focus will be the unrest in the middle east and the deaths of those in libya, saying we need to take a deeper look at what's behind the crisis and not just what happened there. but mitt romney is saying -- criticizing the president for calling these events bumps in the road. here's what romney said. >> bumps in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated. we had a muslim brotherhood elect a member in the presidency of egypt. 20,000 people have been killed in syria. we have tumult in pakistan, and iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. these are not buffmps in the ro. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. >> reporter: the president expected to focus on iran today after iran's president, already provocative, warned by the u.n., but he has said in new york that israel will be eliminated. the u.s. denounced that. >> trac
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
. ambassador to libya was not premeditated. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans diet last week during a violent protest at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. that country's president insists foreign militants plotted the attack. there is no evidence to support that claim, but it is still investigating the incident. the anti-muslim movie that sparked that and incidents around the world led egypt's president to go after coptic christians. seven people will be tried in a criminal court and could receive the death penalty if convicted. terry jones, who burned the koran, is implicated here. he has shown support for the film. it's not clear where the coptic christians being charged live or whether anybody charged in this case will actually be in egypt to stand trial. >>> law enforcement agencies are coming together to commemorate the tenth anniversary of one of the most terrifying crime sprees in recent history. next month marks the tenth anniversary of the beltway sniper shootings. ten people were killed and three others wounded in just three weeks. police eventually arrest
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the u.s. diplomat who loved libya, but who was murdered there. his u.s. consulate in benghazi burned. >> there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. >> reporter: there was no sympathy from the president. but he called for a deeper look into the root causes of anti-u.s. muslim rioting, and demanded that muslim leaders do more now. >> it is time to marginalize those who even when not directly resorting to violence use hatred of mercator west or israel as the central organizing prine iie of politics. >> reporter: iran's president, ahmadinejad yesterday called for the elimination of israel. >> make no mistake, a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: israeli prime minister netanyahu publicly pushed obama to threaten force against iran. he didn't. >> america wants to resolve this issue through time diplomacy, and we believe there is still time and space to do so. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york saying not enough good jobs
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed four americans, including ax chris stevens. nbc's ann curry sat down with libya's new president last night for an exclusive interview. >> reporter: would you call the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi an act of terrorism? >> i have no doubt about that, and it's a pre-planned act of terrorism directed against american citizens. >> reporter: what is your evidence that it was a pre-planned act of terrorism? >> number one, is choosing the date, 11th of september. it has all the significance. we take the facts about the way it was executed. can you see there's enough proof that it is a pre-planned act of terrorism. >> reporter: describe the attack based on your investigation. >> it's too early for me to give the details, but it was launched with a high degree of accuracy which means the perpetrators must have had some kind of exercise on how to hit and launch these rockets. >> reporter: you're confirming that rpgs were used in the initial attack. >> mortars. >> reporter: mortars were use in the subsequent attack. >> at the s
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
may have planned the protest. in libya, the fbi is launching an investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: a team of 50 specially trained u.s. marines was deployed overnight to tripoli. president bush spoke to egypt and libya as it's becoming clear your what may have been behind these attacks. more protests overnight in egypt but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and while what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video that offended many muslims, it's become increasingly clear that what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is not a mob in benghazi. this was an organized terrorist attack. >> reporter: as two navy destroyers and marines were dispatched to libya, back at home, the attacks became a campaign iss
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
libya, christopher stevens. this morning youtube is blocked in afghanistan, according to officials, in hopes of keeping more people from seeing the controversial film. reporting live in news room, angie goff, news 4. >>> also in effect, afghan police killed four american soldiers in the latest insider attack. officials say the americans were coming to the aid of afghan police, who called for help after a checkpoint attack sunday. when the soldiers arrived, police began shooting at them. the attack happened at a nato checkpoint in southern afghanistan. the taliban says the police officers were not affiliated with its insurgency. >>> the teenager accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in chicago will appear in federal court today. federal prosecutors say adel daoud was on a jihad mission to kill hundreds of people. after discussing a possible attack on internet forums, an undercover agent gave him a phony car bomb. he tried to detonate the bomb friday night outside a crowded club, and he was quickly arrested. >>> chicago mayor rahm emanuel is seeking a court order to get teachers back
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
that rocket attack that libya that killed the u.s. ambassador there according to libyan officials. three other staffers, also americans, were killed. ambassador christopher stevens died of smoke inhalation after the consulate attack. stevens had only been served since may in libya. >>> this morning's attack comes after armed protesters attacked the consulate last night. >> in egypt, thousands ever pro terses stormed the american embassy and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi.
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
, it's been absolutely remarkable. you combine libya and the press conference which is polling horribly for him, the campaign shakeup yesterday that was in several publications, and then this video, very, very bad news. this is one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember around this table. >> and how dangerous potentially are these remarks? at one point he basically dismisses half the nation as deadbeats saying i'll never convince them that they should takeersonal responsibility and care for their lives. does this feed into the very narrative that the obama campaign is trying to push on romney. >> feeds into what jeff greenfield called the thurston howell iii candidate, david brooks is talking about it this morning. 47% of these, quote, victims that mitt romney talked about, were not going to vote for mitt romney anyway, but jeb bush and george w. bush, when they campaigned, they would always start their campaigns in inner cities. they would always go talk to the truly disadvantaged, not because they believed they would get tho
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out there. >> but we do worry what the result of the arab spring has been. mohamed morsi, the new president of egypt, gave an interview in advance of him coming to new york this week, and he said this. by backing dictatorial governments in the past, the quote, successive american administrations essentially purchased with american taxpayer money the dislike, if not the hatred, of the peoples of the region. how do you feel about that? >> well, i feel about that that, you know, there are actually most of the governments of the world dealt with, for example, president mubarak in egypt and by the way for perfectly sensible reasons, my government did as well. look, again, what you will find in all of these
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Sep 17, 2012 4:25am EDT
violence in libya. >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate, as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are readily available in post revolutionary libya. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. >> that attack at the consulate killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> afghan police killed four american soldiers in the latest insider attack. officials say the americans were coming to the aid of an afghan police, who called for help after a checkpoint attack on sunday. when the soldiers arrived, police began shooting at them. the attack happened at a nato checkpoint in southern afghanistan. the taliban says the police officers were not affiliated with its insurgency. >>> at 4:35 we turn to decision 2012, where both campaigns are on the move today. president obama will travel to ohio, where he's currently leading mitt romney in the polls. the president will make stops in columbus and cincinnati. during his trip, his administration expected to ask the world trade organiza
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Sep 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
america. wpresident that brilliantly dealt with the situation in libya. i think what this president has done is restored our prestige abroad. >> reporter: then there's the clinton question. why is the former president taking a primetime role? >> what president clinton will say is if you're looking for a president who can grow the middle class, create that economic expansion, move away from the policies of the past that crashed your economy and punished the middle class, then barack obama is your guy. >> reporter: all this begins monday, then some say the real race for the white house gets going. melanie alnwick, fox 5 news. >>> a baltimore county church is now raising money to help a teenager's family pay for medical bills after a school shooting. 17-year-old daniel borowy was shot monday the first day of class at perry hall high school and critically injured and remains hospitalized tonight. now the perry hall family worship center has launched a fundraising website to help his family and are organizing a celebration for when borowy is released from the hospital. you can fine the f
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
possibly libya. >>> president obama says the atta film was simply an excuse for the deadly attack in libya. he said extremists took advantage of the anger directed at the video. he said, it's not clear if al qaeda was behind the acan at that -- attack. >>> president obama will be holding an event at phizner stadium in woodbridge. the president also participated in an immigration forum. the president answered questions from the moderator and audience members. >> the issue here for voters, whose vision best represents the aspirations, not just of the latino community, but of all americans who believe that we are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants? and that candidate, i believe, is talking to you right now. >> more than 20 million hispanic americans are expected to vote this year. >>> mitt romney will tout his economic plan in the state with the highest unemployment rate, nevada. the presidential nominee will hold a fund-raiser and a public rally in las vegas. he campaigned in florida yesterday, where he told supporters that president obama had given up on the job. >> we fac
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
who specialized middle east hot spots. chris stevens served two earlier tours in libya, including a toud during the revolution, officials began to mourn his death. john hanrahan has a closer look. >> reporter: the flags at the u.s. state department, the white house, and at the u.s. capitolca were flown at half staff to honor the four americans who died in the u.s. consulate in libya, and in the middle of the afternoon, member of the u.s. house of representatives paused for a moment of silence. ambassador jay christopher stevens who the foreign service in 1991 was fluent in arabic ann french, and before he game a diplomate -- became a diplomate, he was a peace corps volunteers in morocco. he lived in maryland, where aer residents called him a cool, good guy, laid back. >> there are lots of people at the state department. >> reporter: robin wright knew r him for 25 years. she remembered he would work the streets frequently wherever heen was tlposted in the arab world.o >> he really got out, and he knew everybody, and was willing to risk his life over and over. he took a cargo boat int
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Sep 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
responsible for the attack in libya. >> a new washington post poll shows mitt romney has some work to do in battleground states. in ohio, the president has an eight int lead. in florida his lead is four points. both candidates will be campaigning on thursday in virginia. romney will be in springfield, the president will speak at the virginia beach farm bureau. >> ann romney campaigned on the tonight show with jay leno. it's her first late night talk show appearance. she and jay shared a few laughs and then got more serious when asked about her husband possibly becoming the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president. that means, to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope if midst were elected, we would see more of the same. >> you can see the entire interview coming up tonight after news 4 at 151. >> a series of text messages sent to voters caused distractions. people in the hampton rose area accused tim cain of wanting to impose a radical tax on all americans. cain's office wants the state attorney general to investigate ho
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
darkness the violence raged on. protestors targeting the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, and apparently u.s. citizens, as well. killed in the rampage, the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, as well as at least three other americans. stevens had been a key figure helping libyans overthrow moammar qaddafi all of this over a video produced by a u.s. citizen and uploaded on youtube that depicts mohammed as among other things a womanizer. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill! they will fight! they will do such a situation. >> reporter: it mirrors the scene in egypt where protestors stormed the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy's first response was to condemn the video which brought a stinging rebuke from administration critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy ca
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
. consulate in benghazi, libya. the president of libya tells nbc news the attack had nothing to do with an anti-islam film that sparked violent protests in several countries. he said there were no protesters at the site before the attack, which came in two waves, first by rocket propelled grenades, then with mortars at a safe house. he noted the assault happened on september 11th, and the video had been available for months. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others died in the attack. >>> a potential boycott expected today in new york as iran's president addresses the u.n. general assembly. president mahmoud ahmadinejad already addressed a high level meeting of world leaders on monday, but today's speech to the larger assembly is expected to be even more controversial. it comes on one of the holiest days on the hebrew calendar, yom kippur. ahmadinejad is known for denouncing israel and in the past has denied the holocaust ever happened. in an interview with the ap, he also said a new world order needs to rise that brings american, quote, bullying and domination to an end. >>> the
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
in libya and iran. in libya, here are some of the president's remarks. the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on america. they are also an assault on the very ideals on which the united nations was founded. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. there is no video that justifies an attack on the embassy. he'll also talk about iran and talk about how a nuclear iran triggers an arms race for the region. and he'll talk about what the u.s. will do to prevent the country from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >>> new video from the taliban this morning they say shows militants getting ready for a deadly attack on a nato base earlier this month. 15 insurgents dressed in u.s. army uniforms broke into camp basti bastion, killed two marines, and destroyed six fighter planes. the video shows the militants practicing cutting through a fence and going over the attack in front of a white board. nbc news has not been able to independently verify the content of this video. >>> the u.s. and egypt are trying to repair relations after several attacks on the u.s. embas
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. ambassador to libya asass natd, three more americans murdered, with egypt run by islamists, syria out of control, mitt romney campaigning in colorado blamed barack obama. >> these are not bumps in the road, these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east. >> reporter: in our presidential election, romney is trailing in colorado and in ohio, a must-win state for him where he campaigns tomorrow. >> and look, we're going to win. no question in my mind we're going to win. >> reporter: six weeks to go. one reason president obama is limiting diplomatic time at the u.n. and his united nations speech tomorrow will be mostly aimed at american voters. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> in a related development, iran's president also in new york to address the u.n. today he called for the elimination of israel. president mahmoud ahmadinejad made that statement to reporters. the national security council said president ahmadinejad's comments are characteristically disgusting and outrageous. and underscore
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Sep 16, 2012 8:00am EDT
. embassy in egypt, eventually spreading to the consulate in behazi, libya, where the american ambassador and three others were killed. now, one year after the downfall of colonel moammar gadhafi, u.s. leaders are on the hunt. this backlash from some in the muslim world, being blamed on a 13-minute-long movie trailer produced last year and uploaded to youtube this summer. one of the men behind the video mocking islam is seen here, the 55-year-old excon, shrouded by a scarf, surrounded by police, nakoula basseley nakoula of california, questioned early this morning. >> he was never handcuffed, he was never arrested, never detained, never in custody. it was all voluntary. >> reporter: a probation after doing time for check cutting scheme, nakoula's attorney is pleading for his client's privacy. >> we're not going to answer questions today. you're keeping his young children prisoners in their own home because they are afraid to come out. >> reporter: the threat remains high for westerners overseas and the state department is warning americans traveling and living abroad, especiall
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president obama's handling of libya in the wake of the killings of the u.s. diplomats but when one heckler interrupted the former governor today, he abruptly canceled a moment of silence that he had planned. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters in a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faced a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is. and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he would start the rally with a moment of silence for chris stevens and three others killed in libya. but did not, after being heckled. >> it is a tragedy to lose such a wonderful. [ overlapping speakers ] -- >> wonderful people that have been so wonderful and appreciate their service for the country. >> reporter: a man in the crowd yelled at the governor, accusing him of politicizing the libyan killings and demanding that romney apologize. the man was shouted down by the crowd and quickly removed. >> i would offer a moment of silence but one gentleman doesn't want to be silent so
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
makes fun of the muslim prophet. >> in libya, authorities detained four members of a radical militia and are interrogating them about the killing of the american ambassador. let's get more now from sherry ly live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: the anti-american fervor shows no signs of letting up. protesters are angered over this movie that attacks the prophet mohammed and the use is warning americans overseas to be on guard for more violence. clashes between protesters and police forces rages on in cairo, egypt. more than 200 people have been injured as secu deploy tear gas canisters and shotgun pellets. the unruly crowd is firing ba with rocks and molotov cocktails. what began in the city earlier this week has spread to several different countries. >> we expected it to be localized to egypt. >> reporter: places like iran, iraq, yemen and lebanon are just some of the latest regions to join the fray. >> america, you're a superpower state. you have the greatest army in the world. you are controlling the world. you are not greater than god. sooner or later, god will get reve
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Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm EDT
men knew each other. >>> new developments in the deadly consulate attack in libya. several men are under arrest in connection with the attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi and the u.s. government is trying to distance itself from a controversial anti-islam film that started it all. fox 5's will thomas is here now. >> right now we don't know if these are prime suspects in custody or people who may have some sort of knowledge about who is behind the consulate attack, an attack described by one u.s. intel official as a coordinated military style operation. the violence continues in nearly a dozen separate locations all across the middle east. these are anti-american protests in response to a film in los where it was made that mocks the islam prophet muhammad. >> there is no justification, none at all, for responding to this video with violence. >> so far it seems no one is listening to secretary clinton. in yemen protesters are trying to destroy the u.s. embassy. cars were torched, windows broken. this time the embassy was prepared, vac waiting everyone in advance -- evacuating ever
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Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
capitol hill. who is behind the attack that kiled the u.s. ambassador to libya? and should we cut off foreign aid to g ents that fail protect our diplomats? we'll have the head of the house in it tell against committee, chairman mike rogers. plus, tough talk from both candidates on the middle east. we'll ask our sunday panel if foreign policy will finally become an issue in this campaign. and our power players of the week. using their washington clout to fight a devastating disease. all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> and hello again from fox news in washington. we'll talk with ambassador rice and chairman rogers in a moment. first here is the latest on the situation overseas. protesters have attacked u.s. targets in more than 20 nations. citing concerns or security the state department ordered all nonessential u.s. government personnel to lve sudan and tunisia and in libya there are reports of more arrests in the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. for more on the continuing unrest let's bring in current leland in cairo, egypt. >> reporter: in ci
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
a day of prayer in the muslim world. similar protests are expected in afghanistan and libya as well. france has prepared for the protests shutting down 20 embassies and cultural centers around the world. this is in response to a french magazine publishing cartoons of the prophet muhammad. the magazine says this is simply an issue of free speech and is standing up to groups who threaten violence. french authorities denied two groups permits to protest. >>> the united states is working to repair relations with muslims by airing a film that condemns the anti-islam film. it shows president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton criticizing the video. their words have subtitles in pakistan's native urdu language. the state department says buying air time in pakistan and other countries is normal. they added these spots are meant to help show people that american leaders oppose this film. >>> 5:08 is your time. weeks, even months of waiting all come down to today. coming up, we'll check in with people waiting in line to be the first to get apple's new iphone. >>> it's almost like th
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Sep 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
libya to the south sudan we have advanced the rights of all human beings, men, women, christians, muslims and jews, but for all the progress we've made challenges remain. terrorist plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waiver and neither must our pursuit of peace. and her shou [ cheering and applause ] >> the iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. the historic change sweeping across the arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. [ cheering and applause ] >> so now we have a choice. now, e. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. are new to foreign policy. [ laughter ] >> but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. after all, you don't call russia or no. 1 enemy, not al-qaeda, russia. number oneeene
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
libya on tuesday. officials say many there are angered over a film reportedly produced in the u.s. attacking islam's prophet mohammed. >> don't like to say something about their prophet. he is not osama bin laden. he is not anybody else. he is our prophet. he is the best. >> reporter: muslims find it offensive to depict mohammed in any fashion. a state department officer has been killed. another person suffering an injury to the hand. the rioters burning much of the build and looting some of its contents. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight. they will do such a situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something about our prophet. >> reporter: a similar scene is taking place within the muslim community in cairo, egypt. earlier in the day, protesters scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy and replaced an american flag with an islamic banner. the demonstrations continued into the night with the crowd chanting anti-u.s. slogans. >> it's shame that your president allows such offenses from your country against the proph
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Sep 14, 2012 10:00pm EDT
bodies of the four american diplomats killed in libya returned to american soil this afternoon. fox's greg talcott has the latest. >> reporter: president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton on hand when the bodies of four u.s. diplomatic officials are returned to the u.s. the remains of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, arriving at andrews air force base in maryland. u.s. officials are investigating whether the assault was a terrorist attack that seized to the presses in the arab world over an anti- muslim video. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador, as the whole country has come to see. >> reporter: a radical islamic group is the leading suspect in the attacks. at least four people have been taken into custody in connection with the attacks. top libyan officials believe the attack on the u.s. embassy was premeditated and highly organized. >> this was a deliberate and preplanned attack in every sense of the word. >> reporter: demonstrationed sparked by the anti
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
who offended muslims, what happened at the u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is our mob. this is an organized terrorist attack. >> asthma renos were dispatched, back at home, they became a campaign issue. a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt that criticized a film that sparked outrage there. >> having that embassy reiterate apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for administration >> delayed campaign trip yesterday. but he still attended a rally in las vegas after telling 60 minutes that governor roam ree has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >> it's important for you to make sure the statements you back up by the facts and thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> now, this morning egypt's president allowed not to allow further attacks in cairo. he also criticized the film and said he asked president obama to put an end to
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
there's currently no evidence that last week's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was planned and pre-meditated. officials say it appears that the violence was sparked by that anti-islam film made in the u.s. >>> it is back to school for some 350,000 students in chicago this morning as a seven-day teachers strike comes to an end. nbc's education correspondent rehema ellis is in chicago with more. good morning, raheema. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. 98% of the teacher delegates voted to suspend the strike and go back to class in the nation's third largest school district. it still has to be ratified by the 30,000 members of the rank and file in a couple of weeks, but that's a formality and that heads off a confrontation with chicago's mayor who threatened to go to course to force an end to the strike the under theters of the new contract the teachers get a 7% pay increase, 30% of their salary will be based on students' performance on test scores, and while principals will make hiring, 50% of the hirings have to come from laid-off teachers. today kids back in class
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
cover. there are serious questions about what happened in libya in the absence of security, and what is our middle east policy, but romney's missteps really have given the president more camouflage than he would have expected. we'll learn a lot more next week when we have the rumble in the rocky mountains. >> that column, a conservative column asking for more details has been written every week by somebody about mitt romney for the last six months. there's your problem. >> and it says there's a leadership vacuum. the republicans i talked to say this is no longer about keeping score on policy. this is not about ideology. this is about can you see this person being president for another four years or for the first time? that's what they are faced with. >> on this question of empathy though, isn't it too late for mitt romney to change the way people view him? he began his campaign on june 2nd, 2011. the country knows who he is for the most part, sending ann romney talking about his health care plan in massachusetts and how that covered more people that not, can he change the way people loo
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
al-qaeda's number two earlier this year. he was from libya and some believe the video may have been the trigger giving the go ahead for the attacks. for the second straight day, protesters in cairo have taken to the street. they say they're angry over a film that insulted prophet muhammed. dozens of police officers were deployed to the scene. >> all the tear gas smoke got into my eyes. >> reporter: muslims in libya are taking out their frustrations on the u.s. consulate building in benghazi killing the u.s. ambassador to inlibya and three other americans. president obama strongly condemned the pentagon has deployed two warships to the coast. >> we will bring the killers to justice. >> reporter: many others are speaking out against the vile the protest. >> the killers of our diplomats deserve condemnation and should be brought to justice. this attack is inexcusable and cannot be justified under any justification. >> we call upon the libyan government and the political leadership to take firm and swift action to bring the savage perpetrators to justice. >> reporter: and while thousand
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> new developments in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate at benghazi, libya. the president of libya tells nbc news the attack had nothing to do with an anti-islam film that sparked protests in several countries. he says it was a preplanned attack. there were no protesters at the site which came in two waves, first by rocket propelled grenades and then mortars from a safe house. the video had been available for months. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others died in that attack. >>> protests planned today in new york as iran's president addresses the u.n. president mahmoud ahmadinejad already spoke to leaders on monday, but today's speech in front of the general assembly is expected to be more divisive. ahmadinejad is known for denouncing israel and in the past has denied the holocaust ever happened. >>> five minutes after the hour. president obama and mitt romney focusing on two battleground states this week, ohio and virginia. both candidates will campaign today in ohio. romney will continue his bus tour in columbus and toledo. the president will speak at two ohio coll
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Sep 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
as president obama vows to find those responsible for killing the u.s. ambassador to libya and three others. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. [ cheering and applause ] i want people around the world to hear me to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. >> reporter: embassies in egypt and yemen scorned burning flags with threats against america. >> i don't have any speck information on report coming out of libya that there have been arrests. what i would say to that point is the libyans have expressed their concern over what happened. >> reporter: meanwhile we are learning more about the americans who died alongside ambassador christopher stevens. one of those men 42-year-old glenn doherty, a former navy seal whose family says he lived life to the fullest. >> he was my brother, but if you ask his friends, he was their brother as well. we ask for privacy during this time as we grieve for our friend, my brother, our brother, our son and our american hero. >> reporter: militants say the protest happened in respo
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Sep 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> a solemn ceremony outside washington today as the bodies of four americans killed in libya this week were returned to the united states. president obama, vice president biden secretary of state hillary clinton among the many dignitaries who attended the ceremony at andrews air force base in maryland. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths. >>> a morning that began with friday prayers turned into a day with americans under assault on several continents fires burning, tear gas flowing, bullets flying around u.s. embassies. protesters are outraged by the attacks on september 11th and perhaps this anti-muslim movie. either way today the filmmaker is hiring lawyers. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: angry crowds with violent anti-american protests across the middle east and beyond. in tunisia at least two people killed and dozens injured during a prote
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
ancient egyptians. >>> u.s. intelligence agencies say the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya involved a small number of militants with ties to al qaeda in north africa. according to "the washington post," right now there is no indication that the terrorist group directed the assault. four americans, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, were killed in that attack. >>> the wife of a man brutally attacked near eastern market is speaking out about the incident. three men attacked thomas maslin last month at north carolina avenue southeast, robbing him of his iphone and cash. later that night, the trio robbed three other people. police caught and arrested them for those robberies. police found four phones when they arrested the men. one of the phones belonged to maslin, but only a few days ago did police connect them to the attack. >> i want people to know that they have a social responsibility in these situations. if they see something, i don't care if they're not sure what the situation is. it is so much better to say something and to be sure that you have told the people, th
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